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Population (2011) of Monewden: 120.

Local licensing authority for Monewden is East Suffolk.

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About Monewden

Monewden was recorded in Domesday as "Mungedena" or "Mangedena" and shown on John Speed's 1610 map as "Moneden". The name is very old and dates from celtic times (pre-anglo-saxon).

We have searched records dating back to before 1840 without finding reference to a single public house in this village, though we have been told there may have been one near the boundary with Hoo. If you know more, please let us know.

Despite being a dry parish, Monewden is significant for we beer drinkers as hops are propagated on a farm here; plants are then sold on to hop-farms in places like Kent.

A post mill which stood in the village was demolished in about 1925.


Some historical information from English Heritage's National Monuments Record.